Lead Property Stewards

Kawartha Land Trust’s (KLT) lead stewards play an incredibly important role in managing, monitoring, and caring for KLT-protected areas. 


Lead stewards act as the main points of contact for our protected properties and keep the Stewardship Team updated on any emerging issues. They act as a liaison between Kawartha Land Trust and our visitors, while also keeping tabs on trail conditions, species at risk sightings, existing and emerging invasive species, vandalism issues and much more. Lead stewards can play an active role in restoration efforts, lead guided hikes, and plan projects with guidance and assistance from KLT’s staff and volunteers. 


Becoming a lead steward will put you in contact with KLT’s network of conservation-minded professionals and allow you to connect more deeply with lands right here in the Kawarthas. 


If you have a special connection to a Kawartha Land Trust property and would like to become involved as a lead steward, please email Hayden Wilson, Land Stewardship Coordinator, at hwilson@kawarthalandtrust.org for more details about the role.

Lead Property Stewards

Ayotte’s Point Woods

  • Jane Darling

Balsam Lake Wetland

  • Lawrie Keillor-Faulkner

Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island

  • Warren Dunlop
  • Jim Dillane

Cation Wildlife Preserve

  • Connor Fournier

Christie Bentham Wetland

  • Rachel Corbett
  • Martha Hunt

Emily Creek

  • Dennis Voight
  • Norm North


  • Ham Keillor-Faulkner


  • Richard Raper

Jeffrey-Cowan Forest Preserve

  • Ed Duncan
  • Ian Smith

John Earle Chase Memorial Park

  • Ian Deslauriers
  • Marty Obbard

Jones Woodlot

  • Ham Keillor-Faulkner

Vincent Woods

  • Norm Kapitain
  • Nancy Lemire
  • Brian Lemire


  • Aileen Rapson